What Every Teacher Should Know about IDEA 2004 Laws and Regulations

ISBN-10: 0205505686

ISBN-13: 9780205505685

Edition: 2007

Authors: Myrna Mandlawitz

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This clear, comprehensive, jargon-free resource outlines the IDEA 2004 "laws and regs" and highlights their practical implications for practicing and pre-service teachers and administrators. The booklet provides concise descriptions of the aspects of the IDEA law every classroom teacher should know, with a side-by-side comparison of the "old" regulations versus those just issued in August 2006. When a little friendly background would help the reader better understand the practical implications of the regulations, an additional note is provided.
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List price: $10.80
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594

Myrna Mandlawitz has been involved in the field of education for the past 30 years, as anbsp;classroom teacher, in project development in state government, and as annbsp;education advocate in Congress.nbsp; She is recognized as a national expert in special education law and policy.nbsp; Ms. Mandlawitznbsp;provides training andnbsp;writes extensively on special and generalnbsp;education and has provided representation fornbsp;education administrators,nbsp;related services providers, and parents of children with disabilities.

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Section 300: Definitions Used in the Act
Assistive Technology Device
Assistive Technology Service
Charter School
Child with a Disability
Core Academic Subjects
Elementary School
Free Appropriate Public Education
Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers (HQT)
Homeless Children
Limited English Proficient
Ward of the State
Individualized Education Program (IEP); IEP Team; Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Infant or Toddler with a Disability
Native Language
Qualified Personnel
Related Services
Scientifically Based Research
Secondary School
Services Plan
Special Education
Supplementary Aids and Services
Transition Services
Universal Design
State Eligibility
FAPE Requirements
Free Appropriate Public Education
Exceptions to FAPE for Certain Ages
Other FAPE Requirements
FAPE-Methods and Payments
Residential Placement
Assistive Technology
Extended School Year Services
Nonacademic Services
Physical Education
Full Educational Opportunity Goal (FEOG)
Program Options
Child Find
Routine Checking of Hearing Aids and External Components of Surgically Implanted Medical Devices
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
LRE Requirements
Continuum of Placements
Nonacademic Settings
Children in Public or Private Institutions
Technical Assistance and Training Activities
Monitoring Activities
Additional Eligibility Requirements
Procedural Safeguards; Evaluation; Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information
Transition of Children from Part C to Preschool Programs
Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Parents in Private Schools
Definition of Parentally Placed Private School Children with Disabilities
Child Find for Parentally Placed Private School Children with Disabilities
Provision of Services for Parentally Placed Private School Children with Disabilities-Basic Requirement
Written Affirmation
Equitable Services Determined
Equitable Services Provided
Location of Services; Transportation
Due Process Complaints and State Complaints
Requirement that funds Not Benefit a Private School
Use of Personnel
Separate Classes Prohibited
Children with Disabilities in Private Schools Placed or Referred by Public Agencies
Applicability of Secs. 300.146-300.147. Responsibility of SEA; Implementation of SEA
Children with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools When FAPE is at Issue
Placement of Children by Parents if FAPE is at Issue
SEA Responsibility for General Supervision and Implementation of Procedural Safeguards
SEA Responsibility for General Supervision
SEA Implementation of Procedural Safeguards
State Complaint Procedures
Adoption of State Complaint Procedures
Minimum State Complaint Procedures
Filing a Complaint
Methods of Ensuring Services
Methods of Ensuring Services
Additional State Eligibility Requirements
Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development
Personnel Qualifications
Performance Goals and Indicators
Participation in Assessments [Statutory Sec. 612(a)(16)]
Public Participation
State Advisory Panel
Other Provisions Required for State Eligibility
Suspension and Expulsion Rates
Access to Instructional Materials
Overidentification and Disproportionality
Prohibition on Mandatory Medication
By-Pass for Children in Private Schools
Show Cause Hearing; Decision; Continuation of a By-Pass
State Administration
State Administration
Local Educational Agency Eligibility
Use of Amounts
Maintenance of Effort; Exception to Maintenance of Effort
Adjustment to Local Fiscal Effort in Certain Fiscal Years
Schoolwide Programs Under Title I of the ESEA
Personnel Development
Permissive Use of Funds
Treatment of Charter Schools and Their Students
Purchase of Instructional Materials
Records Regarding Migratory Children with Disabilities
Coordinated Services System
Early Intervening Services (EIS)
School-Based Improvement Plan
Direct Services by the SEA
Disciplinary Information
SEA Flexibility
Evaluations, Eligibility Determinations, Individualized Education Programs, and Educational Placements
Parental Consent
Evaluations and Reevaluations
Initial Evaluations
Screening for Instructional Purposes is Not Evaluation
Evaluation Procedures
Additional Requirements for Evaluations and Reevaluations
Determination of Eligibility
Additional Procedures for Identifying Children with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD)
Specific Learning Disabilities
Additional Group Members
Determining the Existence of a Specific Learning Disability
Specific Documentation for the Eligibility Determination
Individualized Education Programs (IEP)
Definition of Individualized Education Program
IEP Team
Parent Participation
When IEPs Must be in Effect
Development, Review and Revision of IEP
Private School Placements by Public Agencies
Educational Placements
Alternative Means of Meeting Participation
Multi-Year IEP Demonstration
Procedural Safeguards
Opportunity to Examine Records; Parent Participation in Meetings
Independent Educational Evaluations
Prior Notice by the Public Agency; Consent of Notice
Procedural Safeguards Notice
Electronic Mail
Filing a Due Process Complaint
Due Process Complaint
Model Forms
Resolution Process
Impartial Due Process Hearing
Hearing Rights
Hearing Decisions
Finality of Decision; Appeal; Impartial Review
Timelines and Convenience of Hearings and Reviews
Civil Action
Attorneys' Fees
Child's Status During Proceedings
Surrogate Parents
Transfer of Parental Rights at Age of Majority
Discipline Procedures
Authority of School Personnel
Determination of Setting
Placement During Appeals
Protections for Children Not Determined Eligible for Special Education and Related Services
Referral to and Action by Law Enforcement and Judicial Authorities
Change of Placement Because of Disciplinary Removals
State Enforcement Mechanisms
Monitoring, Enforcement, Confidentiality, and Program Information
State Monitoring and Enforcement
State Performance Plans
State Use of Targets and Reporting; Secretary's Review and Determination Regarding State Performance
Enforcement; Withholding Funds; State Enforcement
Confidentiality of Information
Reports-Program Information
Annual Report of Children Served-Information Required; Disproportionality
Authorization, Allotment, Use of Funds, Authorization of Appropriations
Local Educational Agency High Cost Fund
Preschool Grants
Preschool Grants
Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
Section 635: Requirements for Statewide System
Section 637: State Application and Assurances
Section 640(b): Obligations Related to & Methods of Ensuring Services
Section 641: State Interagency Coordinating Council
Section 643(e): Reservation for State Incentive Grants
National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities
State Personnel Development Grants
Personnel Preparation, Technical Assistance, Model Demonstration Projects, and Dissemination of Information
Section 644(c): Accountability for Students Held to Alternative Achievement Standards
Section 665: Interim Alternative Educational Settings, Behavioral Supports, and Systemic School Interventions
Supports to Improve Results for Children with Disabilities
Section 671: Parent Training and Information Centers
Section 674(e): National Instructional Materials Access Center
Title II: National Center for Special Education Research (NCSER)
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